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2008-08-06 09:00:39

Myanmar int'l airport accommodates larger aircraft after renovation YANGON, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Yangon International Airport of Myanmar can now accommodate larger aircraft such as Boeing 747 after its runway was extended, the local Newsweek journal reported Tuesday. With the runway expanded to 11,200 feet (3.36 km) long and 200 feet (60 meters) wide, such type of fully-loaded aircraft can now land at the airport. The new terminal of the Yangon International Airport has been put...

2008-07-03 09:01:07

Myanmar needs more gas to generate electricity for Yangon YANGON, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar needs more natural gas in addition to hydropower to generate over 500 megawatts (mw) of electricity to be supplied to Yangon round the clock, the leading local weekly Yangon Times reported Thursday. The Yangon Times quoted the Ministry of Electric Power-2 as saying that it requires 135 million cubic-feet (MCF) or 3.82 million cubic-meters of offshore gas or 99 MCF of onshore gas daily to meet...

2008-07-03 06:00:52

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Myanmar Needs More Gas To Generate Electricity for Yangon"] Yangon, July 3 (Xinhua) - Myanmar needs more natural gas in addition to hydropower to generate over 500 megawatts (mw) of electricity to be supplied to Yangon round the clock, the leading local weekly Yangon Times reported Thursday.The Yangon Times quoted the Ministry of Electric Power-2 as saying that it requires 135 million...

2008-06-16 12:01:03

Thai medical team returns from treating Myanmar cyclone victims BANGKOK, June 15 (Xinhua) -- The Thai medical team returned home on Sunday after providing treatment to victims of Cyclone Nargis which devastated Myanmar in early May. The first group of six Thai physicians and personnel arrived shortly before Sunday noon while the second group consisting of 21 doctors and nurses is scheduled to arrive home Sunday night, the official Thai News Agency reported. Psychiatrist Burin...

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2008-05-15 09:10:00

The government of Myanmar reported Thursday that its cyclone relief efforts were proceeding rapidly, despite warnings by the international community that the region is facing disease and starvation of up to 2.5 million people left homeless by the devastating storm. Louis Michel, the European Union's top aid official, met with Myanmar's government ministers in Yangon, urging them to allow foreign aid personnel and equipment into the country to avoid further deaths. However, the meeting...

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2008-05-07 08:00:00

Hungry crowds of survivors stormed the few shops that opened in Myanmar's stricken Irrawaddy delta, where food and international aid has been scarce since a devastating cyclone killed more than 22,000 people, the U.N. said Wednesday. Corpses floated in salty flood waters and witnesses said survivors tried desperately to reach dry ground on boats using blankets as sails. The U.N. said some 1 million people were homeless in the Southeast Asian country, also known as Burma. "Basically the entire...

2007-12-11 09:00:49

Myanmar Yangon Central Railway Station to move to new satellite town: report YANGON, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- The historically-famous Yangon Central Railway Station of Myanmar will move to a new satellite town area in Dagon Myothit-East in the future under a master plan of restructuring the biggest city of Yangon, a local news journal reported Tuesday quoting confirmation from the Yangon municipal authorities. In accordance with the master plan, the present Yangon central railway station,...

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2007-09-27 18:00:04

YANGON, Myanmar - Soldiers with automatic rifles fired into crowds of anti-government demonstrators Thursday, killing at least nine people in the bloodiest day in more than a month of protests demanding an end to military rule. Bloody sandals lay scattered on some streets as protesters fled shouting "Give us freedom, give us freedom!" On the second day of a brutal crackdown, truckloads of troops in riot gear also raided Buddhist monasteries on the outskirts of Yangon, beating and arresting...

2006-12-04 06:00:29

The Burmese authorities have set up a committee to examine the conversion of broadcast media from the analogue system to the digital one, Burmese newspaper The New Light of Myanmar reported. Information Minister and Chairman of the Committee Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan addressed the first meeting of The Union of Myanmar National Digital Broadcasting Committee on 1 December. He said that the State Peace and Development Council had originally established the committee on 11 June 2005. The members...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.